Las Quintas 2017 | Fuentes del Silencio
Las Quintas comes from vineyards located in the northern moor of the Jamuz Valley. They are very poor soils, fundamentally silty-sandy. It is the area with the greatest thermal contrast due to the altitude and exposure to the cold air currents of Mount Teleno and the high sunshine, which gives us wines with a fruity aromatic profile and slight tannins.
Harvested by hand in 15 kg boxes. Manual selection in the vineyard. Box-by-box vatting with 75% whole bunches, in French oak wood frustoconical vats, adjusting the sulfur content to minimum doses, to be able to ferment with native yeast. The maceration time is 40 days and after the alcoholic fermentation a soft pressing is carried out, after which the wine is transferred to 500 L barrels where it will undergo malolactic fermentation and an aging period of 14 months.
AROMA: complejo, expresivo, especiado, mineral, balsámico, hierbas de monte
BOCA: elegante, lleno, largo, persistente
"2017 was a low-yielding, warm and dry year marked by spring frost that resulted in an early harvest and wines that show a more Mediterranean and riper profile, like this 2017 Las Quintas. The oak is a lot better integrated than in 2016, and despite the difficulties of the year, the wine is quite harmonious, especially on the palate, where it really matters, as the nose is going to change. It's medium to full-bodied and has fine tannins, clean and focused flavors and a clean, long and tasty finish. It's more polished and more ready than the 2016 was. 1,500 bottles were filled in March 2019."
Barely 2,000 bottles made in 2017 due to the severe frosts that drastically reduced the yields in this vintage. We believe that it is to date the best version of this wine. Deep, complex, silky, with tannins but soft signatures. Very limited quantity.